IDC Projects AR/VR Headset Sales to Jump to 76 Million in 2020

Published by , December 18, 2016 6:15 pm

(Datamation)  IDC projects that the market for AR/VR headsets will jump from a combined 10.3 million units this year to 76 million in 2020, representing a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 108.3 percent.
Falling prices and increased availability will help the VR side of the fence pull well ahead of AR, culminating in shipments of 61 million VR headsets by 2020 (a five-year CAGR of 196.4 percent) compared to 15 million AR headsets (a five-year CAGR of 100.7 percent). Those figures include screenless viewers, like Google Cardboard, head-mounted displays (HMDs) that are connected to a PC or other computing device and completely untethered HMDs that pack the components required for a standalone experience.

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